This mod turns DooM^3 into Ultra-Violent Thinking Man's Shooter

Wikipedia states that:

Doom 3 (stylized as D00M^3) is a science fiction survival horror first-person shooter video game

With this mod, the above statement is true.

Overthinked DooM^3 is single-player exclusive and it requires 1.3.1 version of the PC retail game to work.

So, what this mod is all about?

1) This mod fully embraces how much DooM^3 is different from the other entries in the series.

It does not try to make it similar to other DooM games. It stands on its own. It enhances things that make third DooM entry a good game, and it cuts off everything that does not belong to its apocryphic world. It addresses the criticism that DooM^3 received upon release back in 2004, doing everything that’s humanly possible to get rid of the game’s shortcomings.

Its gameplay is exactly opposite to 2016 DooM's. In the best way possible. It's slow, tense and full of adrenaline. If you like tactical shooters, you'll enjoy this one too. If you hate them, don't waste time on this one.

2) This mod is all about tactics.

Whole game has been completely rebalanced. It’s challenging, but fair. You can survive everything as long as your strategy is sound. Your reflexes are as important as your planning. From resource management, through spacial awareness, up to capacity of your memory and ability to do logical thinking – this mod makes use of all of your gaming skills.

3) This mod is all about immersion.

It makes you sink in its world. It changes and enhances hundreds of simple, yet often overlooked game mechanics. It pulls DooM^3 away from the b-movie zone into hard sci-fi realm while retaining its original atmosphere. It extends survival horror elements of the game, making you just another Marine stuck on the shores of hell.

4) This mod is faithful to original iD’s design.

More than that: it makes countless small decisions on the game flow that iD either would not, or could not made back in 2004, unlocking potential that’s been hidden in the game for all those years. It takes great emphasis on finding secrets and exploration, on the overall level design, and on making Mars Base environment believable.

5) This mod is all about balance.

Every weapon serves its unique purpose. There are no weak or strong weapons. Some are more versatile than the others, some are more specialist, but using either one in a wrong scenario means certain death, while using the right one in the right scenario means winning the battle without taking a scratch.

There are no weak or strong monsters. Some are more threatening than the others, but meeting the wrong one in the wrong place means certain death. Learning the patterns of their behaviour and prioritizing them is an essence of a successful gameplay. Never trifle with them.

Overthinked DooM^3 will give you a window of opportunity to learn all this, but it’ll cut you slack only once. There’s no hand holding here. You are the one performing all the takedowns, you are the one surviving all this. No scripted sequence, no pre-programmed event. It’s you and only you. Everything is in your hands.

If you're having trouble with certain situations, or you just find this mod to be too difficult, you may read through this basic survival guide: Moddb.com . Maybe you'll find something helpful in there.

6) This mod is all about tech.

It uses fusion of Denton's Enhanced Doom3 (v2.02) ( Moddb.com ) Sikkmod 1.2 ( Moddb.com ) CED2011's Assets Pack ( Moddb.com ) and Perfected Doom 3 ( Moddb.com ) as a base.

While primarily an immersion mod and not a graphical one, it uses Redux’s ( Moddb.com ) textures and audiologs, Phrozo's ( Moddb.com ) particle effects, HD characters and assets, etc... You should not be disappointed with its looks.

Installation:

Extract zip archive to your Doom3 folder, and then either launch the game with

doom3.exe +set fs_game overthinked  

or choose it from "Mods" submenu in main menu. Note that it needs 1.3.1 version of the game.

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Happy surviving!
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Note for folks having trouble with wide-screen monitors:

In the mod folder there's a file called autoexec.cfg
In this file you need to add following lines, edited accordingly to your configuration:

seta r_mode -1
seta r_aspectRatio 1 // (0 = 4:3, 1 = 16:9, 2 = 16:10)
seta r_customHeight 768 // (Your screen height)
seta r_customWidth 1360 // (Your screen width)
If you have distorted camera view, rename Doom3.exe to something else



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First you have to understand one thing. I'ts the very fact that Doom 3 is over an decade (10 years) old and was made with Windows 98/Me/XP compatibility in mind .

Issues on newer systems are inevitable and in the end some are indeed present.

Mostly for ATI/AMD graphic card users. Some will notice graphical glitches other won't be able to run Doom 3 at all.

Below in few simple steps i will introduce you to a simple solution on how to fix those issues.

Step 1:

Go to Doom 3 main directory by either right clicking on the desktop icon and selecting find location/go to location, or by My Computer/This Computer.

There find file named "Doom3.exe" and rename it to "Doom 3.exe".

Step 2:

Create new shortcut to the desktop by right clicking modified file and selecting: Sent to > Desktop.

Or edit all paths in existing shortcut to reflect changes made to the executable file. Add spaces between Doom and 3 in both path boxes. Or just go with the easier first method :P

That's all. Adding one space into a file name fixes most of the issues for ATI/AMD GPU users.

I decided to upgrade to Win10. New official (retail, not internal build) build was released. Works flawlessly. So I wanted to confirm that this method and overall Doom3 runs on Windows 10 without issues.




Basic Strategy Guide

Basic Strategy Guide

Feature 8 comments

Basic hints towards tactical approach in Overthinked DooM 3

Overthinked DooM^3 features list.

Overthinked DooM^3 features list.

Feature

Overthinked DooM^3 features list. Moved here from main page.

Attaching lights to the weapons

Attaching lights to the weapons

Client Side Coding Tutorial

Quick guide on using Denton's Enhanced DooM 3 light-attachment system, with Machinegun example.

Fusion SDK compilation tutorial

Fusion SDK compilation tutorial

Client Side Coding Tutorial

Get started with your mod! Overthinked DooM^3 SDK compilation instructions.

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TOVOT
TOVOT

I have BFG edition... any way for work Overthinked whit this other: Moddb.com ? In BFG edition obv

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punk0x29a Creator
punk0x29a

Nope. It's 1.3.1 only.

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Comrade_Maxim
Comrade_Maxim

And btw, dont get me wrong. I appericate your work on the mod, I like the new weapon animations and modes.

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Comrade_Maxim
Comrade_Maxim

Please, for the love of god. Remove that mechanic where you have to shoot at the zombies head only to kill them, It doe not promote any challenge, but only annoyiance.

Why do I need to shoo the enemy about whole 2 clips to kill them? I mean come on, It's ********. It doesent make any sense.

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Nightmarekiller
Nightmarekiller

This may sound silly but what was the latest version you had before you started adding silkmod or general graphics enhancing ?

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punk0x29a Creator
punk0x29a

Dunno, quite frankly... It was quite some time ago... I guess it was 0.something, based solely on Denton's D3 version. After that I made a merge of both Denton's and Sikkmod source codes and I used it as a base ever since.
Edit: Don't pay much attention to my versioning, as it's very loose and very much mood driven ;)

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Dindufield
Dindufield

I have a problem where no matter what I do with my settings my textures are all pixelated and blurry, fix?

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CED2011
CED2011

Hey punk! CED2011 Here. A youtuber just uploaded a review of the mod ;)
You may want to take a look. Take care

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punk0x29a Creator
punk0x29a

THX for the info :)
Overall a positive review, made me happy. Thanks for the youtuber!
Albeit I won't get rid of reloading mechanics, as they make the game more tense and more players like it than not. ;)

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Noe
Noe

Is it possible to run with Doom 3 BFG edition? Will it work with ROE?

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punk0x29a Creator
punk0x29a

Hi,
Unfortunately - not. It only works with 1.3.1

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TOVOT
TOVOT

Dont work whit RBDOOM-3-BFG-master Github.com ?

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Overthinked Doom^3 is a brilliant mod. It slightly shifts some of the mechanics of normal gameplay--for instance, if you reload, any remaining ammunition in the magazine you just dropped stays in that magazine. It's gone. Already, you have to start thinking about your reloads--when do I drop this mag? Can I still use it? Is it worth losing half a magazine to put a full one in for this next firefight? Oh, and you have to load the shells into the shotgun, one by one. As in, you hit R eight times…

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